2019 World Women of Character and Courage Wax Museum
Posted 05/10/2019 04:53PM

The 6th grade class stepped into the shoes (literally!) of women of character and courage and brought them to life for the annual 6th grade capstone "wax museum" event today. Dressed in costume, furnished with props, and equipped with the knowledge of this capstone project, each 6th-grade student presented a monologue from the perspective of a woman who has left her mark on the world and represents a certain level of personal character and courageous action (given the circumstances of her time or social expectations). Several women were highlighted for the first time this year in the museum's more than 20-year history, including First Lady Abigail Adams, Bessie Coleman, the world's first African American woman aviator, and feminist activist and journalist Gloria Steinem.

Each student also makes a ThingLink page media page including a biography, a timeline, information on an organization in action today addressing something meaningful to the woman she is honoring, and other supplemental information discovered in their research. (These will be posted on a class Weebly page – a link to which will be sent when it becomes available).

"This project ties together so many of the skills the girls work on in the Lower School—research, analysis, writing, identifying their own passions," said 6th Grade Humanities Teacher Christine Kiphart. 

Students and their "Women of Character & Courage":

Lindsay B. – Mary Edwards Walker

Audrey B. – Maria Montessori

Rosemary B. – Gloria Steinem

Ella B. – Abigail Adams

Marissa C. – Marie Curie

Kimberly C. – Tu Youyou

Lindsay C. – Keiko Fukuda

Tanvi C. – Wangari Maathai

Sophie C. – Temple Grandin

Alice C. – Alice Hamilton

Mirella C. – Nancy Wake

Cindy C. – Zaha Hadid

Kristen D. – Amy Tan

Ariana E. – Mavis Batey

Ellie F. – Alice Waters

Amanda G. – Bessie Coleman

Mia G. – Mary Oliver

Abby H. – Mary Seacole

Florence J. – Dian Fossey

Pauline K. – Sally Ride

Saba K. – Linda Sarsour

Anja K. – Julia Child

Emily L. – Mary Wolstonecraft

Ellie L.-S. – Hedy Lamarr

Holly N. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Camille O. – Sophie Scholl

Abby P. – Betty Friedan

Luciana P. – Maya Lin

Isla R. – Policarpa Salavarrieta

Sandhya R. – Indira Gandhi

Gabby R. – Joan of Arc

Sophia S. – Jane Goodall

Lily S. – Billie Jean King

Jaedyn T. – Katherine Johnson

Reagan V. – Aleen Isobel Cust

Tilden W. – Jane Addams

Gladys Y. – Rachel Carson

Emily Z. – Anna May Wong

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